Blown Mulch Facts:
Initial conversion of pine straw to hardwood mulch when blown installed typically requires 1.5” depth which is applied over the depleted pine straw.
Afterwards … Maintenance on a yearly basis (12-14 month cycle) is managed at a 1” depth or 1/3rd less mulch.
As an option for large hardwood mulch projects we can apply an average .5” depth each 7-8 months, but it requires application of our XPF fungal inhibitor and bonding polymer to ensure this thin coat is held in place and preventively treated for nuisance fungi. As a result, the end customer gains approximately another 2 months average wear from the same amount of mulch that is normally applied on yearly or 12-14 month maintenance cycle.
The additional 2 months life of the mulch is attained by addressing eroded, worn or disturbed areas in the beds before they can become noticeable. Fading of color at the 7-8 month timeframe is minimal and the thin coat is just enough to freshen up beds to give a year round good appearance.
If you are on a 7-8 month cycle … every several years you’ll find you’ll only spend 50% of an annual cycle budget due to the extended coverage. The saved budget can be applied to other needs.